STEVE Evans says the capture of Iceland international Kari Arnason is a “staggering” signing for Rotherham United.
The Millers boss says he is “absolutely thrilled” to have brought the 29-year-old midfielder to the club after he had turned down a new deal at Aberdeen.
“I was told by people, including my old pal Craig Brown, the Aberdeen manager, and even my own assistant, Paul Raynor, that we’d no chance of getting someone like Kari not least because of the other clubs who were in for him,” said Evans.
“But I spent a day with the lad, took him round the New York Stadium, he met the chairman and what Kari subsequently told me is that he was impressed by everything he saw and heard about the club and its ambitions,” he added. I regard this as a staggering signing for a club like ours.”
The 6ft 3ins Arnason, who becomes the seventh signing of the summer, is earmarked for a central midfield role with the Millers although he can play in centre defence and also full back.
Evans is planning an eighth signing next week.